This limited First Edition in Digibook includes a Bonus Track and Bonus DVD (Live Wacken 2011).
:Just recently the gleemen’s live album "Manufactum III" made it to number 16 in the German longplay charts, and now SALTATIO MORTIS are back with their highly anticipated next rock album!
"Das schwarze Einmaleins" is the next logical step on their journey. The arrangements show a band at the height of its creativity offering the listener heavy rock guitars, sweeping bagpipe melodies and catchy refrains. Frontman Alea der Bescheidene presents the full range of human emotions with his characteristic voice. He presents himself ready to attack one moment and in the next second, soulful and vulnerable.
Lasterbalk der Lästerliche wrote lyrics that are provoking, thoughtful and profound. He talks about the out of control desire for growth and profit or the creed ("Wachstum über alles") where the golden times lie only in the past ("Früher war alles besser"). In addition, straight forward titles like "Krieg kennt keine Sieger" state that in war, there are no winners. Songs like these show the masterful skill of the band to unite melodies of medieval times with topics of this day and age. Thus, making the band an important and relevant voice of our generation.
The cooperation with producer Thomas-Heimann-Trosien elevates the band’s new tracks to a whole new level and gives them a crystal-clear and powerful sound. The superior production creates the feeling of an energy-filled and crackling concert – in your own living room! All aspects of the album – songwriting, arrangements, production – show undoubtedly, that SALTATIO MORTIS have entered the Champions League!